North Residential Neighborhood New Residence Hall
This residence hall in the North Neighborhood Development on the campus of Ball State University will be a new, stand-alone facility. This new facility will house 508 freshman and sophomore students in a five story complex, with two towers and a center connector. The facility has been programmed as an Education focused Living-Learning Community.
The new building is comprised of two residence towers, containing a community of 250 students per tower. Student rooms are mostly double configuration, with a mix of single and ADA compliant rooms per wing. Each floor contain approximate 27 rooms (including one RA room). Bathroom facilities are arranged in four groups per typical floor, containing shared lavatory space and private toilet/shower compartments. Each residence floor of each tower has a dedicated lounge and kitchen space for each of these communities.
A central connector has been designed between each tower, which houses shared facilities such as laundry, group study, lounge, fitness center, mail, and administrative office spaces. Included in this two-story connector is a large multi-purpose room for the community, as well as designated Living-Learning maker spaces for Education. This connector acts as the main entry to the complex.
The new residence hall is approximately 164,000 gross square feet, five stories above grade, with a partial basement and mechanical penthouse.